COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Ballot Board certified the proposed constitutional amendment known as the “Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment” as a single ballot issue Thursday.
The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office says petitioners will now need to collect 305,591 signatures, or 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2014, in order to place the issue on the ballot.
Signatures must also be gathered from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties for the measure to be placed on the ballot.
In order to make the November ballot, signatures must be submitted by July 6. Those signatures will then need to be validated.